The Chicago Tapes by Eugene Burger, is actually a set of 3 DVD's and one explanation booklet. This incredible collection features an in depth look into the routines, effects, and even the life of Eugene Burger. This collection is truly a must have!
Volume 1 - Eugene Goes Bizarre - Join EUGENE BURGER and his friends TONY ANDRUZZI and JAY INGLEE as they explore the strange world of Bizarre Magic. This 90-minute DVD features performances, interviews, and teaching segments, plus an afternoon with a Magician, a 14-minute video produced by Michael Caplan in 1988 in which Eugene takes you to his favorite Chicago cemetery to discuss his philosophy of magic. Among the performances, you'll see Eugene's Retribution, a chilling new presentation of an ancient rite. You'll experience Jay Inglee's mysterious Book of Ghosts and take a visit to the unusual home of Tony Andruzzi. In addition, Eugene Burger conducts an in-depth teaching session on the classic HAUNTED PACK, explaining all the subtle details and important secrets. So lock the doors, turn out the lights, and prepare yourself for EUGENE GOES BIZARRE.
Volume 2 - Gourmet Close-Up Magic - See Eugene in action, just as if you were to visit the famous Biggs restaurant in Chicago. Watch him perform three shows: Working behind the bar, seated at a dinner table, and doing stand-up walk-around in the lounge. You'll see the magic that has brought him international acclaim, including his THREE-CARD MONTE, ALLERTON'S ASPIRIN BOX, THOUGHT SENDER, SHOTGLASS SURPRISE, VOODOO, and much more! Then spend some time with Eugene as he teaches you three of his great professional presentations with in-depth explanations. Learn his mind-blowing version of the MULLICA WALLET along with David Parr's devious handling; Matt Schulien's knockout SIGNED CARD UNDER THE TABLECLOTH; and SHOTGLASS SURPRISE, an unbelievable production of a glass of liquid from a folded paper bag! Eugene teaches you all the important tips and psychology for actual performance. Finally, David Parr interviews Eugene about his experiences performing in restaurants. They discuss how to solve the awkward moment of approaching customers cold, how to handle repeat customers, dealing with rips, and closing the show.
Volume 3 - Real Secrets of Close-Up Magic - In this 70-minute DVD, Eugene Burger looks beyond tricks to explore the process by which we learn to perform magic. These REAL SECRETS are illustrated with sure-fire routines taken from Eugene's own professional repertoire.